The Corner

Colorado Legislator: Defend Yourself with Ballpoint Pens, Not Guns

During a hearing last month, Colorado Democratic state senator Jessie Ulibarri suggested that there were other ways to defend yourself against a gunman besides guns: “When Congressman Giffords was shot and there was a shooting in an Arizona supermarket, people who were unarmed took that person down when he stopped to reload, and so there are other ways to address violence and it doesn’t mean that we have our kids exposed to a whole crossfire of multiple folks in a room shooting simultaneously. And that Congressmen Giffords’ life was saved and so many others when very valiant folks stood up to defend themselves, and protect themselves, and they did it with ballpoint pens.”

Via Revealing Politics.

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